Wednesday, March 31, 2010


Spotted this hawk sitting in a tree next to the road around Bear Lake. However before we could get our cameras out of their bags he took off, just managed to get this shot as he flew over the hill. About the same size as a red tailed hawk but we think that it is in fact a rough legged hawk. Shot with usual camera, tele elmar 1:4/135 at f6.3, 1/640 cropped to 7x

Tuesday, March 30, 2010


Two different approaches to fishing. We always see someone fishing on Bear Lake but have never actually seen anyone catch a fish, f5.6 1/1000, usual camera + tele-elmar 1:4/135mm

Monday, March 29, 2010


Saw this bald eagle, initially sitting in a cottonwood. However as we stopped, he took off and started soaring above and away from us. Managed to get a shot of him, but quite some distance away. Usual camera with tele-Elmar 135mm, at f4 and 1/3200. Shot is cropped and enlarged 14x

Sunday, March 28, 2010


Saw this "couple" on our walk around our complex this afternoon. Used June's camera, lens at 100mm, f9 and 1/1000


Our antique cut glass decanter with a red napkin inside to add some color. Shot with my tele-elmar 1:4/135 at f8 and 1/25

Friday, March 26, 2010


Expecting the next storm this afternoon, took this shot of the front range from Bear Lake. Although no obvious sun, the light on this portion of the front range was quite striking. Olympus E-P2 with Summarit M 1:2.5/50mm at f8 and 1/2000

Thursday, March 25, 2010


Felt sorry for the prairie dogs today with all the snow over the last few days. shot with usual camera plus 70-300 lens at 300mm,f10, 1/400

Wednesday, March 24, 2010


Snow started at lunch time yesterday and by this morning we had 14" on our patio table. Went for a snowshoe just before lunch, once the snow had stopped. Usual camera but with the Panasonic 14-45mm lens. Shot of our patio at f6.3, 1/250, 17mm lens, ISO 125. Shot of June snowshoeing, f 13, 1/320, 22mm lens, ISO 125


Weather forecast a big storm coming in this afternoon so went for an early morning bike ride along Bear Creek trail. Prairie dogs out sunning themselves, Usual camera with 70-300mm Olympus at 300mm, f6.3 @ 1/650, Iso 125

Monday, March 22, 2010


Checked out the owl nest today. All seems well, Camera Olympus E-P2 +70-300mm lens at 300mm, f6.3 and 1/200

Sunday, March 21, 2010


Great day for coyotes. Saw two, the first near the dam, these shots of the second in the same area as the coyote we saw yesterday, not necessarily the same critter. This guy seemed to be thinner, however saw him catch a little critter which he swallowed with one gulp. Used my Olympus with the 70-300mm lens. All shots at 300mm at f6.3, 1/2000, iso 125.

Saturday, March 20, 2010


After yesterday's snow storm which dropped about 8" - 10" snow, we first set out on a snowshoe around our complex. However it was such a beautiful day that we decided to pack a picnic lunch and head over to Bear Creek. On our walk around Bear Lake, saw this coyote, quite far off, in the snow Using my Olympus plus a 135mm Tele-Elmar 1:4/135 at f8 and 1/2500. Coyote quite small in the frame so this image is severely cropped to give a 10x magnification.

Friday, March 19, 2010


Yesterday we were cycling around Bear Lake in balmy spring weather with temperatures around 70 deg f. Today we are back in winter with a 40deg f drop in temperature overnight. This shot of our patio chair with the Summilux 1:1.4/35 at f8, 1/125, Iso 100. As of this evening, we have had about 10" snow. Looking forward to a snowshoe tomorrow.

Thursday, March 18, 2010


During our bike ride yesterday, we saw this tumbleweed next to the road. However today it was on the road so we stopped to have a close look at it. What is strange about it is that we cannot figure out where it could have come from as there are no bushes in Bear lake park that resemble anything like it.F9.0 at 1/1250, 70mm and iso 800. The close-up shows that the branches have lots of thorns, f10 at 1/1250, 300mm and Iso 800. The bud shot is a tree next to our unit which really shows that spring is just around the corner. f11 at 1/1250, 300mm and Iso 1000.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010


A beautiful day with a great feeling of spring in the air. Bike ride around Bear Lake and then a picnic lunch at Skunk Hollow. Took this shot of Bear Lake which still has quite a lot of ice - f8.0, 1/2500, @149mm, Iso 800, The prairie dogs were out sunning themselves - f11, 1/800 @ 300mm, Iso 800

Tuesday, March 16, 2010


A beautiful day with temperatures around 60 deg F. Our usual bike ride at Bear Lake to check out the owl nest. Mama owl doing a good job on her nest, could just see her peeping over the edge, usual camera plus Olympus 70-300mm lens, both shots at f8 and 1/800, iso 800


This shot of a orchid petal taken with usual camera with Summarit-M 1:2.5/75, f8.0, 1/50 with 70X close-up lens

Sunday, March 14, 2010


Cold weather again today with a nasty little wind so decided to go for a walk instead of a bike ride in the hope of seeing the male owl. Did not get as far as the mama owl on her nest as it started to snow but did get this shot of a red-tailed hawk, lens 300mm, f7.1, 1/160


Proudly flying our flag. Neighbors very sweetly put up their flags as well, usual camera, 17mm lens, f3.5, 1/1000


Went back to check out the owl nest . Camera OlympusE-P2 300mm at f5.6, 1/250. Shot of June taking her photo, 70mm, f4.0, 1/1000.

Saturday, March 13, 2010


What a day. Thought that we would just be doing our civics tests for US citizenship. Did the tests and then followed through with the Naturalization Ceremony straight after so came home as new US citizens. Olympus E-P2 with 14-45mm lens. 18mm,f6.3, 1/500, second shot 14mm, f3.5, 1/6, third shot 14mm, f3.5, 1/6


On our bike ride this morning, located this owl nest with mama owl's tail feathers just visible. Olympus E-P2 Plus 70-300mm lens at 300mm, f8.0, 1/200

Tuesday, March 9, 2010


Camera Olympus plus lens, 70-300mm at 300mm (equivalent to 600mm), f5.6; 1/400. Shots taken at the archery range in Bear Lake Park during our bike ride today.

Monday, March 8, 2010


The usual camera with Summarit-M 1:2.5/75mm plus Microscope lens 140x. f 2.5, 1/15sec. Image of reflections in a small glass bead.

Sunday, March 7, 2010


During our bike ride around Bear Lake, took this shot with the E-P2 and Leica Summilux 1:1.4/35mm, f7, 1/800. Although the day was sunny, quite a haze over the front range.

Saturday, March 6, 2010


These images of the riders across the valley were taken with the Olympus E P-2 with the Leica Summicron-M, 1:2/90mm at f5.6 and 1/1000, camera hand held plus IS. The first shot is without cropping, the two followng shots from the same position but with different degrees of cropping to show the lens resolution and how sharp it is-really glad that I got this lens at the estate sale the other day.

Friday, March 5, 2010


Took this shot to test the effectiveness of the Olympus' image stabilization Shot with the Leica Summarit-M 1:2.5/75mm at f2.5 and 1/5sec, hand held, no flash

Thursday, March 4, 2010


This is where I get my revenge-June's turn to exercise on the exercise frame. This was the most action I could get out of her. Shot with my Olympus and my new Leica Summicron-M 1:2/90 which I picked up this morning at an estate sale. f6.5,1/640

Wednesday, March 3, 2010


After June's shot of this hawk, got this shot of him taking off at f8, 1/1000 with the E-P1 plus Tele-Elmarit, 90mm

Tuesday, March 2, 2010


Loved the colors of these bushes and trees. Shot with the Olympus E-P2 with the Leitz Tele-Elmarit 1:2.8/90mm, at f5.6, 1/1250 and ISO 125

Monday, March 1, 2010


My shots of the coyote with the Olympus E-P2 plus the Tele-Emarit 1:2.8/90mm at f6.8, 1/640, ISO 100. Not really a long enough tele for this shot, equivalent to 180mm compared to June's equivalent 400mm